After 20 days of maintenance works, the Montjuïc funicular and cable car, which were temporarily closed since January 30, are back in operation.
During the time they were out of service, a shuttle bus replaced the route.
And in good time they returned to work, because you could only get on this bus or running. But most visitors do it by cable car and funicular, which in fact is a comfortable option to appreciate the best views of the city.
As of February 20 both transports returned to operate on their usual schedule.
Montjuïc funicular and cable car service returns
The Montjuïc funicular (line FM), begins its route in Paral-lel that connects with lines L2 and L3 and in just a few minutes you reach the mountain of Montjuïc just at the height of the Fundació Miró.
The hours of operation of the funicular will be the same: Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 8:00 pm and during Saturdays to Sundays and holidays, between 9:00 am and 8:00 pm.
There you can decide whether to visit the nearby parks, visit cultural facilities or take the cable car that goes to the top of the mountain to Castell de Montjuic.
The Montjuïc cable car connects the port of Barcelona with the top of the mountain and takes you 752 meters up to the castle.
Traveling by cable car costs 15 euros round trip for adults and 9.90 euros for children between 4 and 12 years old. If you buy the ticket on the TMB website you can get a 10% discount.
The funicular, as part of the integrated fare system, you can use it with your T-Casual, T-Mes card or with the method you normally use to get on the bus or metro.
Both the cable car and the Montjuïc funicular were temporarily closed to undergo the statutory annual technical review.
This review is carried out every year in order to ensure the safety and proper functioning of these two means of transport.
In addition to the annual maintenance of these transport systems, members of the Fire Brigade, the Guàrdia Urbana, the Mossos d’Esquadra and SEM, frequently carry out rescue drills with very realistic rehearsals of possible situations that may arise.
One of these simulated situations was engine failure.
In this simulation, the technical incident that motivated the rescue was a failure in the electric and thermal engines that stopped the circulation of the cabins. The people trapped inside (represented by 41 students from IES Mollet) made the scenario realistic.
In the event of an incident like this, the cable car rescue plan is immediately activated.